Early Start

What is Early Start?

Early Start is a program for children under age three who are most at-risk of having a developmental disability. Though serious Budget cuts in 2009 drastically reduced access to this program, the dedicated work of many organizations and individuals in our community saw eligibility restored back to the pre-2009 levels. This outcome has been a priority for ARCA over the past two years.


Are you a parent concerned about your infant or toddler’s development? You can start here to read about developmental progress in infants. If you need more details, please contact your local Regional Center. If you live in Los Angeles County, this zip code-based locator provides best precision.